What does Ostiensis mean?

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What does Ostiensis mean?

Post by pmda » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:12 am

In Chapter XVI of LLPSI (Line: 26) Orberg gives us:

Portus Ostiensis semper plenus est hominum qui in alias terras navigate volunt.

Orbeg explains 'Ostiensis' in the margin as follows: Ostiensis-e < Ostia.

I don't understand this. Is Ostiensis gen of Ostia?!

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Re: What does Ostiensis mean?

Post by ingrid70 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:22 am

Ostiensis is the adjective derived from Ostia just as Romanus is the adjective derived from Rome; so it means of Ostia, or from Ostia.

Hope this helps.


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